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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Fully managed big data interactive analytics platform
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.25
Rank#251  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#108  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Score2.66
Rank#97  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasecloud.google.com/­bigtableazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorer
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer
DeveloperAxibase CorporationGoogleMicrosoft
Initial release201320152019
Current release15585
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringnoyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subset
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoYes. Languages: KQL, Python, R
TriggersyesnoTable-level update policy rules can be used to automatically run a query and ingest its results when data is ingested into another table.
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-row operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Azure Active Directory Authentication

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